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September 2008

MADRE Mourns the Passing of Paul Newman

Posted on: Monday, September 29, 2008

Keywords: Activist

After decades of prominence in film, activism and philanthropy, Paul Newman died at the age of 83 last Friday, September 26. In 1982, he founded a food company, Newman's Own, which would go on to raise $250 million for progressive...

MADRE partner Sunila Abeysekera wins Human Rights Defender award

Posted on: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Keywords: Sri Lanka

Sunila Abeysekera, MADRE partner and Sri Lankan human rights activist, won the Human Rights Defender Award this September.  Sunila was one of five activists chosen to receive the award by Human Rights Watch for their bravery and selflessness in the...

Haiti's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Thursday, September 11, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

We've been doing all we can this week to get emergency support to our partner organizations in Haiti. Haiti—the poorest in the hemisphere—has been slammed by four major storms in the past month. More than 1,000 people have...

Haiti Slammed by Four Severe Storms; Women's Organization Launches Emergency Response with Local Groups

Posted on: Monday, September 8, 2008

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Relief, Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Latin America and Caribbean

September 8, 2008-New York, NY-With the impact of Hurricane Ike over the weekend, Haiti has been hit by four severe storms in less than four weeks. The most recent heavy flooding has killed another 50 people, pushing the death toll...

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